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  May 2016

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter

May 27, 2016 Event

Emotional Transformation Therapy: The Blending of Art and Science

Lolita M. Domingue, M.S., LMFT

ETT was developed by Steven R. Vazquez, Ph.D. over the course of over 20 years of research on the visual ecology of the client. ETT intervenes using light and color to reduce the length of time which traditional methods demand. The presenter will show how the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist is integrally intertwined with attachment theory and will discuss accurate attunement with adult attachment presentations to create an effective therapeutic alignment to set the stage for accurate attunement with ETT.

A discussion of the triadic relationship between client, light, and the therapist as co-therapist with the light can significantly reduce or eliminate distress associated with relational problems, poor self-esteem, trauma and its resulting symptoms, addiction issues, anxiety, depression, and more. This work adds a dimension of depth and emotional access for clients that could only have been dreamed of in the past.

Learning Objectives:

  • to lay the foundation of Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • to outline the history of the development of the methodology and interventions associated with the therapy 
  • to teach the tenets of the therapy and how this neural intervention provides regulation of  dysfunctional attachment styles using light and color
  • to introduce the 4 ETT tools
  • to provide case examples of the outcomes which can be expected
  • to provide an experiential demonstration of the methods of ETT using one of the ETT tools

Participants will:

  • gain knowledge of the development of ETT and its tenets.
  • gain an understanding of the latest research in attachment theory and its implications for brain and relational functioning. 
  • be able to define how ETT uses light and color and visual brain stimulation to reduce distress with effective brief therapy.
  • understand how one’s relationship with light affects attachment patterns and how a shift in one’s relationship to the light can result in improved emotion regulation. 

Lolita M. Domingue received her M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne (ULV) in 1993. She has worked with children in the Claremont Unified School District as a School Counselor and at the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic as a Program Coordinator in the Early Intervention Program. There she assisted in the training of child and adolescent psychiatry fellows from USC.

She has taught numerous courses at the University of La Verne and Loma Linda University in their schools of Behavioral Sciences. Since 1998 she has been providing clinical supervision to social work, MFT, and counseling associates/trainees and interns at Catholic Charities Counseling Programs, at Loma Linda University’s Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic, the Counseling & Family Sciences Clinic at LLU's Behavioral Health Institute, and since 2011 to Children and Family Services social workers in the County of San Bernardino.

From 1998 to the present she has seen individual adults, couples, families, and children at her private practice in Upland, CA and considers herself a dyed-in-the-wool Gestalt therapist. She has 4-1/2 years of training in all 5 Levels of Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) as well as various other ETT-focused trainings. She is a Masters Level Certified ETT Practitioner, a Certified ETT Consultant, and is a pending ETT Certified Trainer.


Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance



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IE CAMFT Board of Directors*

Here is the slate of candidates for the upcoming 2016-2017 year:

President: Sherry Shockey-Pope



Secretary: Martha Wethey

Membership/Newsletter/Website: Carol A. Bouldin

Programs: Ilse Aerts

Financial: Steve Gray

Hospitality: Annette Compton, Jeanne Joslin

CEU Chair: Garry Raley

Members-at-Large: Marie-Louise Bosin, Paul Velen, Keyvan Geula, Omar Gonzalez-Valentino, Janetta Peltz

*Vote will take place at May meeting

This issue:

  May Featured Event


  At Our Last Meeting

  Welcome New Members!

  President's Message

 Upcoming Events

Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Clients

Yisraela Hayman, LMFT

An LGBTQ client schedules an appointment with you. You’re thinking, "What do I do? How do I attune? What’s different about them? What’s the same? What do I need to know? Will I understand them? How do I make them feel comfortable?"  For answers to all these questions - and more - come to this workshop!

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand similarities and differences between heterosexual and LGBT individuals /clients

2. Understand common LGBT terminology and labels

3. Some of the common issues faced in the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and "queer" community.

4. How to feel comfortable with LGBT clients and ways to create a safe environment for LGBT clients to feel seen, heard, and understood.

Yisraela Hayman, M.A is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and has a private practice in Beverly Hills where she sees individuals, couple & families. She is a graduate of Antioch University LGBTQ specialization and is trained in LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy.  She is an AACAST certified couples and sex therapist. She is also trained in  EMDR & TRI and works with many clients who have PTSD and/or developmental trauma. She is also a clinical group supervisor at Southern California Counseling Center and also provides individual case consultation for both licensed and unlicensed professionals.

Welcome New Members!

Sandra Robles, Amber Diaz, Lynn Flewelling

President's Message:  Happy Spring!

In my yard the signs of spring are everywhere. My fruit trees have small fruit and some flowers, and my roses are happily producing an abundance of blooms. The butterflies are dancing around the yard and the finches sing to me each morning as I eat my breakfast on my patio.  I truly enjoy the spring time.  In my practice I help those with anxiety, and we often talk about being mindful and just “sitting in the moment.” Sometimes it’s hard for my clients to accomplish this task; however, I continue to remind them that it’s progress, not perfection, which is our journey in life.  I know that I too am not always as mindful as I should be. My practice demands my attention, as does my family and friends, and my own self-imposed “shoulds.”

My gratitude continues for the remarkable therapists from our community I get to meet and with whom I get to collaborate each month. I am always struck how each of you shines your light and opens your heart each day to clients in need.   Again I want to thank you for your service to our community.  I also want to thank Keyvan Geula who has graciously donated a camcorder to our chapter so we may record our presentations (with permission) and later post them to our CAMFT website.  The board has been discussing for months how to continue to bring more value to the members of our chapter.  Each month we have wonderful speakers who are subject matter experts and who share their insights with us. However, occasionally life gets in our way and we can’t make it to the meeting. It is the hope of the board that this would offer another alternative and would also allow for each of us to go back and listen again if we wish. At the present time we won’t be able to provide CEUs for the videos, but hopefully we may in the future.
Another change I would like to highlight is having network time after our regular monthly presentation.  Currently, we had that time set up for 8:30 AM. This has not been particularly well attended. That may be due to the distance or traffic in getting to the meeting.  So we thought let’s move the networking time from 11:00-11:30 AM. I really do not want any of you to miss out on the wealth of resources that each of you bring to the meeting.

The 3000 club continues to nurture our up-and-coming therapists and the presenters have also been of excellent quality. The next presentation will be by Lynn Flewelling on dream tending with clients on Saturday 28, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The address is 6840 Indiana Ave., Suite 275, Riverside, CA 92506. All are welcome.

Until next time,

Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT

IE-CAMFT President

Upcoming Events:

Neurobiology and Treatment Considerations in Bipolar Disorder - June 24, 2016

IE-CAMFT Board Retreat - July 22, 2016

Night Journeys: A Therapeutic Approach to Our Client’s Dreams - August 26, 2016



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